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Best in Print

December 8-December 14
Best in PrintIs the Internet transforming—or destroying—the magic of magic?
The secrets are out, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing read article
Best in PrintUNLV’s 2D time capsule
Clues to Las Vegas’ past are hidden in plain sight at the Special Collections read article
Best in PrintHave iPhone, will amaze
Technoillusionist Marco Tempest isn’t scared to reveal his devices read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionThe Cosmo’s Rehan Choudhry explains how the Strip’s hippest property picks its bands
Attention local bands: Get to know this guy! more
The IntersectionA single Saturday shows the best—and strangest—of Las Vegas
Columnist J. Patrick Coolican hits the Stiletto Dash, a phone bank and Freakshow wrestling. more
Boom and bust: According to the Opportunity Index, Vegas now has—well, very little
“The Opportunity Index declares Nevada as a grim land.” more
The IntersectionThe fate of unclaimed property: Nevada’s annual Safe Deposit Box Auction
A gold Cartier watch and an antique IOU for 10 pounds of rice were among the items auctioned off. more
The IntersectionMaking UNLV’s Barrick Museum the new Las Vegas Art Museum makes a lot of sense
The university has been discussing plans with LVAM to bring their collection to the former natural history museum. more
The IntersectionMillions in undelivered tax returns remain with IRS due to ‘mailing address errors’
Didn’t get last year’s return? You might have filed an incorrect change of address form. more
The IntersectionCongress lifts ban on inspections of horse meat
Yes, horse meat. Horse meat for human consumption. more
Thinking about Walmart, Del Taco’s choice of music and more
Also, thinking about cookie-cutter houses. more
The IntersectionChet Buchanan lives Toy Drive at 30 feet
For his own 12 days of Christmas, the radio personality raises awareness while braving the elements. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Jenny McCarthy at Chateau, Chris Crocker at Krave and more
Also, after only seven months at the Tropicana, Club Nikki puts on its closing bash Saturday night. more
NightlifeSocial Mixology’s annual party celebrates the end of the Noble Experiment
The local cocktail society hosted its fourth annual Repeal Day at Cathouse. more
NightlifeAt Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer, the drinks are strong and the moves are hot
The new Excalibur bar celebrates its grand opening on December 8. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Mob Bar opens, Rockhouse celebrates the end of the semester and more
Also, Light Group presents two cocktail dinners sure to please whiskey enthusiasts. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentThe Black Keys look to sustain an arena fanbase with ‘El Camino’
The Ohio duo’s latest is calibrated for maximum accessibility—which isn’t as bad as it sounds. more
Arts and EntertainmentNeon Gods’ exhibit reflects on the Vegas Valley’s unfinished state of existence
Local artists Tony Flanagan and Michael Monson collaborate on photography series on display at Winchester. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to see and what to listen to this week
A mega-classic movie, a classic video game and Jay-Z and Kanye more
Arts and EntertainmentWho would you want to play Las Vegas?
The Las Vegas Weekly staff chimes in on who it wants to see come to town for a residency more
Arts and EntertainmentPet Project
Local filmmakers Jerry and Mike Thompson follow Thor at the Bus Stop with another project. more
Arts and EntertainmentStay or go? The Weekly chimes in on the UFL’s Locos
The Weekly’s Ken Miller looks at the pluses and minuses of the UFL’s Locomotives more
Arts and EntertainmentWill the Packers finish undefeated? The numbers say yes
Yeah, the Packers are really, really good. Wanna bet on it? more
Arts and EntertainmentRunning with Elvis at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Where else but Vegas would you run with Elvis in a marathon? more
Arts and EntertainmentPete Contino Band jams at Winchester
See what happens when a guy gets hooked on accordion after hearing Buckwheat Zydeco play “Hey Joe,” learns Waits’ “Tom Traubert’s Blues” and Rickie Lee ... more


ScreenFilm ‘New Year’s Eve’ is a perfect storm of bland superficiality
No joke, the team behind ‘Valentine’s Day’ is taking another holiday. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Like Crazy’
This film beat ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ at Sundance?! more
ScreenTV review: ‘Bag of Bones’
The latest Stephen King adaptation fails to capture its source material. more
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Bread & Butter brings 'the best damned baked goods' to Henderson
TasteFiring photon pastry torpedoes at the mediocrity that clings to Eastern Ave.
Chunky guac and cheerful smiles at Mi Tierra
TasteI’ll have a side of overwhelming friendliness.




CD Cover Black Keys
The Ohio duo's latest is calibrated for maximum accessibility—which isn't as bad as it sounds.
CD Cover CD review: Michael Jackson
Immortal doesn’t function well as a hits package, but it works for Cirque.
CD Cover Whose CD sucks more? Nickelback's or Daughtry's?
Both CDs are pretty lame, but which one is lamer -- Nickelback's or Daughtry's? Josh Bell investigates

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week Dec 2, 2011

Spice Box Bee’s Knees

Ah, Repeal Day. The day each year when we stop, celebrate our forefathers (finally coming to their senses) and drink to our right to, well, drink. On December 5, RM ...